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Grateful Dead Live at Sullivan Stadium on 1989-07-02

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Grateful Dead Live at Sullivan Stadium on 1989-07-02

Set 1

This Land Is Your Land
Good Times
Sittin' On Top Of The World
This Land Is Your Land Playing In The Band
Crazy Fingers
Wang Dang Doodle
We Can Run
Tennessee Jed
Queen Jane Approximately
To Lay Me Down
Don't Ease Me In

Set 2

Friend Of The Devil
He's Gone
Eyes Of The World
The Wheel
Dear Mr. Fantasy
Hey Jude
Sugar Magnolia

The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Sullivan Stadium
Location Foxboro, MA

Source Audience FOB Recording
Lineage FOB AKG C460b pre's with ck61uls heads > Uher 240 > Nak DR-1 >Apogee 200 Rosetta >Firewire >Apple G5 >Bias Peak(24/96WAV) > Wavelab 5 > Waves L3 Multimaximizer (threshold -3.0 dB/ceiling -0.1 dB) > rendered to 16 bit/44.1 KHz WAV using UV22-HR>CDWAV 1.9 >FLAC(level 8)
Taped by Danny Thomson
Transferred by Derek McCabe , mastered by Chris Ladner


- Encore from FOB Sennheiser 441s Master AUD from Bill Koucky, transferred on Nak DR-2 > Presonus Firebox @ 24/96, wavelab.
- first notes of FOTD/start of second set missing. on Bill's tape this part is also not recorded well with what sounds like a scramble to get things rolling again.
- Second set flip at the 45:12 second mark during a lull, crossfaded into seamlessness - currently at the 3:12 mark of space, d3t01.


Reviewer: drkstrcrashes - favoritefavoritefavorite - February 18, 2017
Subject: GREAT set list!
This is an AMAZING set list. But sadly, the dead seem to have that special spark when Jerry and the rest were doing drugs. Not the heroin necessarily, But earlier in the 70s when they were doing LSD up until even '79 or 1980 before the heroin completely took him over. He just seemed to play more interesting music. This show he is completely sober and you can tell. Without drugs there would be no Grateful Dead I say three stars. The set list and song choice alone would have been enough to warrant 5 stars. But the sobriety leaves something to be said for the execution. Sorry. That is probably mean and rude. But as I say, in my opinion the GD were drugs and drugs begot the music.
Reviewer: nigeldavahah - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 25, 2016
Subject: Jerry how you all doing
The Hendrix riff during drums the Eyes of the World great he's gone great setlist great show the Grateful Dead. If you like good books puppies and BirdSongs your going to love this!!!
Reviewer: c-freedom - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 15, 2016
Subject: All Night Long!
Playin >Crazy Fingers> Wang Dang Doodle
That gets my attention and rockin too!
We Can Run-I will always give Brent credit in 89-90 he really stepped into the spotlight.
I like the harmonies for this tune
We can't hide!!!
Friend of the Devil to open the 2nd Set this after a Garcia tune (Don't Ease) to end 1st set. That is just a complete and total surprise!
This show a good example of how HOT they could be when they just went a wee bit outside the standard formula.
I don't think it is an understatement to say this represents the Grateful Dead at their best for this time period.
Thanks for the misspent days of my youth.
Gone are the days.
Reviewer: Dylan M - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2011
Subject: Great recording, Best in the bunch
... But where's the SBD? Not to be UNGrateful, but this whole tour is extremely well documented with great boards and transfers, but the opener, perhaps the highlight of the summer tour, somehow is absent of a Soundboard.

Thank you Mr. Thomson for getting a great recording of this show, worthy of a download from someone who usually skips over AUDs, regardless of quality.

First Playin>Crazy Fingers opener since MSG 1982. I can't remember any other time they opened a second set with FOTD (at-least in the Brent days).

This could be the best performance of Dear Mister Fantasy. Hear the crowd go nuts and especially Jerry, Brent, and drummers matching their rowdy east-coast enthusiasm. Nothing like a New England Dead Show.
Reviewer: gratefulgardener - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 31, 2011
Subject: Los Lobos Grateful Dead This Land is Your Land
a nice little clip from youtube led me to search this date, saw your description. I was really hoping to find that recording if anyone can help.
5 star recording, thanks for the download with or without This Land, Good Times, and Sitting on Top of the World;)
*PS search the title of review on youtube to see the video I am referring to Jerry and Bobby with Los Lobos.
Reviewer: fool on board - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 5, 2010
Subject: fox ->buffalo
the show in foxborough 2 nights prior opend 1st set with
playin->crazy fingers(wow!!hows that for a set opener) ...the playin was just up to the jam where they cut it off and went into crazy fingers
and i waited the entire show for them to pop back
into the reprise but alas it was not to be.
Did they forget about it??? I have no idea.
but you can imagine my delight when 2 days later in my home town of Buffalo when the better part of the way through the second set the come creeping out of ship of fools to finish it off with the playin reprise!!!! yeah!Now thats a band! I dont know who else noticed it at the time
or later for that matter!? When i met back up w/friend after the show who had been with me in foxborough (who know there Dead) they seem to think i was off my rocker. but off course the tapes later upheld my version of this unusual occurence. I dont know if this has happend before
or after but i knew it happend that night.
being there i thought fox borrough was the better of the 2 shows but the tapes seem to indicate otherwise.
Reviewer: Sir-Mix-Alot - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 31, 2009
Subject: VERY HOT recording!
This is one of the best Audience recordings available on the Archive. The force of the sound entering the mics is incredible...very loud and clear. Danny Thompson had his sh!t together. Please checkout Danny's other FOB/MOTB offering from Freedom Hall - 4/9/1989.
Reviewer: Scrim - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 22, 2008
Subject: Great recording
While the show is very good, what I wanted to review was the recording. While not without crowd noise, this recording was conducted square in the sweet spot. It's freakin lovely, nice job. The cymbals are crisp, Phil is there, all the voices are front center; it sounds like a matrix with a 85% mix of audience. This is how Healy heard the show. I recorded the show behind the soundboard with everyone else, and I got the same hollow, stadium sound everyone else got. Why I never went FOB is beyond me. Download this show, you need it.
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